Bright – The perfect getaway… in any season.

Nestled in the Ovens Valley at the base of the spectacular Great Dividing Range, Bright has a unique range of activities and delights to suit your tastes.

For coffee /breakfast /lunch or baked goods, you can’t go past Cherry Walk Café or Sixpence coffee/ Pocket Full of Rye Bakery.

While Walker Bros & Dr. Mauve are wonderful tapas bar's, Rok Salt makes the best gourmet fish & chips in the region, and Birbante Pizzeria is a new local favourite.

For fine dining Elm’s Modern Australian restaurant for a six-course degustation. Reed & Co Distillery food menu is shaped around our solid fuel grill and oven, along with the botanicals of Remedy Gin. Tomahawks restaurant/cocktail bar will amaze you with some of the best cocktails around not to mention the food! Continually wowing visitors and locals. 

For wine lovers, Ringer Reef and Boynton's Feathertop Winery offer great drops – and delightful views to Mt. Buffalo National Park. In addition to this, Bright is the perfect location to experience all five wine regions (King Valley, Rutherglen, Beechworth, Alpine, Glenrowan) in the North East – just a scenic and relaxed 30 minute – one hour drive away.

Beer lovers will be enthused by mountain fresh Bright Brewery, and another two craft brewers are less than 45 mins away.

Outdoor lovers are particularly catered to in Bright. After all, we are the adventure capital of Victoria. The entrance gates to Mt. Buffalo National Park are just 15 minutes drive away, opening the possibilities to scenic walks, day hikes, rock climbing and mountain biking. Lake Catani is the perfect scenic spot for a picnic, swim, fish or kayak.


Bright is a walkers paradise, with river walks (Canyon & Cherry) and lookouts (Bennett’s Trail) all starting in town. Alpine National Park – Victoria’s largest National Park - is just up the road.

In warmer months Mt. Hotham and Falls Creek provide spectacular mountain vista’s – not to mention world-class hiking and mountain biking. While in colder months, these resorts become winter wonderlands with some of Australia’s best downhill skiing, boarding & cross-country skiing - making Bright the perfect base for winter exploration.

Cyclists are particularly well catered for in the North East with the 100 km+ Murray to Mountains Rail trail ending in Bright. Mountain Bikers are equally thrilled, while road cyclists regularly challenge themselves climbing the mountain peaks surrounding Bright.

Looking for more adventure? Bright offers world class Paragliding and Hang Gliding (and tandems), Microlight flights, Gliding, Kayaking, and Horse riding.

The lovely Ovens River passes through Bright and offers great swimming, canoeing and fishing. The magnificent Autumn colours and the colourful Spring flowers make this one of the most photogenic rivers in Victoria.

So whether you visit in Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, we’re sure you’ll create meaningful and lasting memories when you visit Bright, Victoria.

* Bright is approximately 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne, 4.5 hours drive from Canberra and about 7.5 hours from Sydney.

Looking for Bright Accommodation? We have a wide range - from delightful romantic escapes, to executive-style houses perfect for groups.